Tag: food

We’re writing to supermarkets about misleading pricing tactics

by , Campaigns officer Consumer Rights 31 July 2015
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Put an end to misleading pricing

A couple of weeks ago we reported on Convo the result of an inquiry into misleading and unclear pricing in supermarkets. We’d now like to hear from the supermarkets what they’ll do to tackle these problems. (more about supermarket pricing ...)

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New food fraud: oregano or oreganot?

by , Campaigns officer Energy & Home 23 July 2015
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oregano

We’ve all got a friend so fussy about food it drives you mad. You learn to shut out their gripes about a dish that tastes fine to you. So when my friend complained that herbs ‘aren’t what they used to be’, I switched off. (more about fake oregano ...)

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Supermarkets must clean up their act on pricing practices

by , Campaigns Manager Consumer Rights 16 July 2015
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Put an end to misleading pricing

Supermarkets must act - and quickly - to clean up their misleading pricing tactics after an official investigation found there were hundreds of misleading offers on their shelves every day. (more about misleading supermarket special offers ...)

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Shocking levels of potentially deadly bug in chicken

by , Campaigns Manager Energy & Home 28 May 2015
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Man looking at chicken through magnifying glass

After a year of testing the Food Standards Agency has today published its full results on the levels of potentially deadly Campylobacter found in supermarket chickens. (more about supermarket chickens...)

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Misleading special offers still on supermarket shelves

by , Campaigns Manager Consumer Rights 20 May 2015
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Put an end to misleading pricing

It’s been nearly a month since we submitted our super-complaint on supermarket pricing, and we’re still finding more evidence of misleading pricing tactics on supermarket shelves. (more about supermarket special offers ...)

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How smart does a kettle really need to be?

by , Conversation Editor Energy & Home 14 May 2015
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ikettle

My brother-in-law loves gadgets. Ideally, he’d like to be able to control all the appliances in his home with a smartphone app or a remote - for him, the ‘smart’ kettle is a dream come true. (more about the wi-fi kettle ...)

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Making chicken safe – what needs to be done

by , Food Standards Agency Consumer Rights 13 May 2015
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Which? Chicken Mascot

In this guest post, Catherine Brown, chief executive of the Food Standards Agency, looks at what you, and the food industry, can do to keep your family safe from Campylobacter on raw poultry. (more about making chicken safe ...)

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Why I hate supermarket sliced and packaged bread

by , Deputy Home and Garden Editor Energy & Home 12 May 2015
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Why I hate supermarkets

There is a huge array of plastic-wrapped sliced pap in supermarkets that tries to pretend it’s bread. But I know better. My breadmaker produces a loaf that has a gorgeous crust and a tasty, soft innard that smells divine. (more about making your own bread ...)

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Do you want to know what’s in your beer and wine?

by , Conversation Editor Consumer Rights 1 May 2015
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Wine pouring

Should we know as much about what goes into the alcohol we drink as we do with the food we eat? MEPs this week joined health experts in backing calls for calorie labels on alcohol. Is this something you’d look out for? (more about calories on alcohol...)

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Our super-complaint on dodgy supermarket pricing practices

by , Campaigns Manager Consumer Rights 21 April 2015
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Put an end to misleading pricing

From dodgy multi-buys to shrinking products – it’s time to shelve misleading supermarket pricing tactics for good. That’s why we’ve deployed one of our most powerful legal weapons – a super-complaint. (more about our super-complaint...)

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Fast food foes: how healthy is your sandwich or salad?

by , Senior Food Researcher Consumer Rights 17 April 2015
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sandwich

Is your supermarket salad as good for you as you think? Our research has found sandwiches and salads that have more calories and fat than a Big Mac or pizza… (more about fast food foes...)

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How many Mini Eggs can you get for £1?

by , Digital Producer Energy & Home 3 April 2015
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Cadbury's Mini Eggs

Products are shrinking; Patrick once counted crisps; and Easter is upon us. I’ve been inspired by all three and tasked myself with answering your burning Easter question – how many Mini Eggs do you get for £1? (more about Mini Eggs...)

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My day as a food hygiene inspector

by , Campaigns Officer Consumer Rights 21 March 2015
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Mouse eating bread on a plate

Inspections by Environmental Health officers ensure food businesses are complying with food law. But what actually happens on an inspection? I went undercover to get the inside scoop. (more about food inspections...)

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‘I’m 6 years old and I’ve invented bretchup’

by , Inventor Consumer Rights 17 March 2015
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Bacon sarnie

Sometimes some of us are hit with moments of inspiration. Harry, 6 and a half years old, has had one such moment early in his life. Here’s Harry himself sharing how he created a new sauce for your bacon sarnie. (more about bretchup...)

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